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September 20, 2017

Here's What the Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare Could Mean for Schools

Like previous recent efforts to overhaul health care and ditch Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation would significantly impact the $4 billion in Medicaid money schools receive annually.

September 19, 2017

Nominee for Top Education Dept. Attorney: I'd Tell Officials to Follow ESSA

Carlos Muñiz, only the second nominee to the Trump Education Department to have a hearing before the Senate education, addressed the Every Student Succeeds Act and transgender student rights in Tuesday testimony.

September 18, 2017

Top Dems: DeVos ESSA Oversight Has 'Failed' on Several Fronts, Must Improve

Democrats are pushing the education secretary to only approves plans that meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's requirements, but DeVos seems more inclined to give states a lot of leeway.

September 15, 2017

Child Poverty Rate Dips But Remains Disproportionately High in U.S.

The news from the U.S. Census Bureau wasn't all good, however: According to 2016 numbers, children under 18 made up 23 percent of the population, but 33 percent of those living in poverty.

September 14, 2017

Democratic Bill Aims to Make Child Care More Accessible, Beef Up Early Learning

Among other provisions, the Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure that families making less than 150 percent of a state's median income would not pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care.

September 14, 2017

After-School Spending Gets Boost in Revised House Education Bill

House lawmakers voted to boost funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $100 million during debate over the House education funding bill for the next fiscal year.

September 14, 2017

Trump and Democrats Haggle Over DACA as 250,000 Students Await Fate

Congress and President Donald Trump may soon strike a deal to solidify protections for those brought into the country illegally as young children, but things remain very much up in the air.

September 08, 2017

Congressmen Target 'Relic of Ugly History' in Education Spending Bill

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to strike language that bars school districts from using federal funds to cover the transportation costs of desegregation.

September 07, 2017

Trump School Choice Proposals, K-12 Cuts Again Rebuffed by Senators

Senators poured more cold water on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' vision of a big new investment in school choice, and rejected proposed K-12 cuts.

September 05, 2017

Here's Where School Choice Bills Stand as Congress Restarts

School choice programs the Trump administration wants in next year's budget haven't gotten traction, at least with House lawmakers. But those aren't the only choice plans Congress has before it.

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